Archive | February 2013

Good Stories: Q & A with the Accountability Lab

Biratnagar1Article originally published by Juliet Vedral in the Wheelhouse Review

More often than not, in our travels around DC, we’ll meet fascinating people doing interesting work. We’re starting a new series where we’ll share some of these stories through Q&A. Today we present: Accountability Lab. Read More…

The Lab Partners with BSC Monrovia

bscMonroviaLogoThe Lab is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Business Start-Up Center, Monrovia, to jointly contribute resources to shared goals. These include the productive engagement of students and young people for the prosperity and stability of Liberia. The two organizations will collaborate on programs and training. Read More…

The Lab Launches the Liberia Accountapreneurship Fund!

Cummings_120223_896The Accountability Lab is excited to launch a new support tool for Liberians with innovative accountability ideas. The Liberia “Accountapreneurship” Fund (LAF) will identify “accountapreneurs” (individuals, groups or organizations that demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to accountability issues); provide catalytic grants to these accountapreneurs for small-scale, innovative and sustainable approaches to accountability and transparency; support effective implementation of ideas through training, mentoring, and networking; and ensure sustainability through connecting accountapreneurs to additional local and national funding sources. Read More…

The Lab welcomes Narayan Adhikari as the Country Representative for Nepal!

NarayanThe Accountability Lab is very excited to have Narayan Adhikari on the team as Country Representative for Nepal. Narayan will lead the accountability work from Kathmandu- including the Nepal Accountapreneurship Fund and the @ccountability Initiative- with his experience in youth, anti-corruption and development. Read More…

The Victims of Corruption

By Anne-Sophie Lambert, Accountability Lab Resident.

004 (3)Last week at the OpenGovHub- the Accountability Lab’s home- we listened to two heavyweights in the fight against corruption: Frank Vogl, Co-founder of both Transparency International and The Partnership for Transparency Fund; and Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, who pioneered bold and effective anti-corruption reforms as mayor of La Paz, Bolivia. Read More…

Re-Imagining the Relationship of Citizens to Power-Holders Through “Accountapreneurship”.

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Spending time on the ground in countries like Liberia and Nepal, it soon becomes clear that despite good intentions, we still have very little idea how best to support the accountability of power-holders to citizens. Read More…